Westland Garryana 2018 Edition 3|1

American Single Malt

Westland // Washington, USA

community rating

4.32
4 out of 5 stars
( 19 )

This is the third release in the Native Oak series and is named after the Quercus garryana, a species of white oak sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Previous editions married ratios of full-term matured garry oak to traditional oak casks, but limited supplies forced master distiller Matt Hofmann and blender Shane Armstrong to use a series of vattings and casks finishes for this year’s edition.

Beginning with a mash bill of five-malt, Washington select, and heavily-peated malted barleys the whiskey matured in Garry oak, new American oak, 1st fill ex-bourbon, 1st fill ex-port and refill ex-Westland casks. Available as of September 2018, only 1,638 bottles will be available in limited distribution nationwide.

This is the third release in the Native Oak series and is named after the Quercus garryana, a species of white oak sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Previous editions married ratios of full-term matured garry oak to traditional oak casks, but limited supplies forced master distiller Matt Hofmann and blender Shane Armstrong to use a series of vattings and casks finishes for this year’s edition. Beginning with a mash bill of five-malt, Washington select, and heavily-peated malted barleys the whiskey matured in Garry oak, new American oak, 1st fill ex-bourbon, 1st fill ex-port and refill ex-Westland casks. Available as of September 2018, only 1,638 bottles will be available in limited distribution nationwide.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    55.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
  • Cask Type
    Garry oak, new American oak, 1st fill ex-bourbon, 1st fill ex-port and refill ex-Westland casks

Tasting Notes

"There's a nutty, toasted grain quality to the nose. Warm spices, a touch of cherry and some char smoke are also present. Tasting without water the finish is very dry and tight so add a bit of water so you can get a better sense of the barrel spices. Flavors found on the nose are also found on the taste with an added chocolate chip taste. A light toffee sweetness carries the whiskey, ties it all together. "

Score 87
Flavor Profile

Spicy

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